Five Cougar soccer players make all-region
Five Western Nebraska Community College men's soccer players earned all-region honors this season.
Jack Cutler, a freshman of Bristal England, was the only Cougar to earn first team honors as a defender for the 4-13 Cougars.
Cougars garnering second team all-region honors included Jacob Santos and Kyle Gonzales. Santos, a sophomore from Hovma, La., earned all-region honors as a midfielder, while Gonzales, a sophomore from Windsor, Colo., made it as a forward.
Joey Rasnic and Thomas Wright earned honorable mention honors. Rasnic, a sophomore from Gering, earned all-region as a goalkeeper, while Wright, a freshman from Portiaose, Ireland, made it as a defender.
Rasnic is seventh in the nation in saves as a goalkeeper with 132 saves.
All-region Most Valuable Player went to Laramie County's Gleydson Neri, while Freshman of the year went to Mitch Jensen of Western Wyoming.
The Region IX Coach of the Year went to Western Wyoming's Jeff Adkinson. Adkinson led his team to the Region IX title over Northwest College.
Northwest would then beat Western Wyoming in the district playoffs, where both Region IX teams qualified for nationals, which starts Monday in Georgia.
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